Neither oil option is a good one

Oh great, we have a "debate" between David Black and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.

Editor:

Oh great, we have a “debate” between David Black and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.

Here I was thinking the question was: “do we have oil tankers or no oil tankers?”  And I thought we decided 25 years ago — no oil tankers. Since the Valdez oil spill we’ve had a moratorium.

Now, according to Black and the CAPP, the decision is not whether or not to risk an oil spill, it’s which kind of oil.

Let me see if I can follow Black’s logic.  We don’t want to risk an oil spill.  A bitumen spill is worse than an oil spill. Therefore, let’s risk an oil spill.  In fact that’s the green choice!

Or is his refinery going to produce soda pop? It would produce oil just like the oil which devastated 750 kilometres in Alaska.

We couldn’t clean it up then and everyone acknowledges we can’t clean it up now.

Luanne Roth

Prince Rupert